September 11, 2016 Rolling out cost accounting is often viewed as unimportant and unexciting work, but I think it's infact a critical reliability project.
July 1, 2008 Recently I have run into a few situations where I really wanted to avoid Markdown messing with segments of text, and there isn't a completely intuitive way to deal with that by default, so I put together a quick solution. And.. while I was at it I added some support for rendering Textile and ReST from within Markdown as well.
October 1, 2016 When did you last take a vacation? We spend so much time focused on recruiting new talent that we often forget to focus on rention, and ensuring our teams take vacations are one of the most important retention strategies we have.
July 14, 2007 It can be a bit awkward to implement MarkDown and Code Syntax highlighting together in your Django applications. But making them play nicely together doesn't have to be a hassle. Beyond that, its about time to teach your Django blog to automagickly create MarkDown references for you. If only it would stop begging at the dinner table...
September 27, 2016 A very common technical interview is the "Architecture Interview", and this post digs into what signal they're looking for and how to give that signal.
December 29, 2007 Isn't it one of the great dreams of humans to design and build your own home? Well. I had a few ideas this morning and decided to put together a sketch.
October 11, 2009 After some additional work, erlang_markdown is cleaning up fairly well into a usable package. At this point, pretty much all of Markdown should be implemented outside of the alternative header syntax.
September 4, 2008 Quick posting of my solution to extremely poor wireless connectivity on my MacBook.
August 8, 2008 Today I finished reading Po Bronson's "The Nudist on the Late Shift." Its an interesting look at a wide swathe of different players in the Silicon Valley internet bubble. Well, to be more precise, in the first Silicon Valley internet bubble. Looking at the state of Valley entrepreneurship today, almost ten years later, much of what Bronson has to say is still intensely relevant.
April 20, 2008 A few haiku with the overall polish and depth of an hour. Also some pictures from this past weekend, mostly of nature.